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Indianapolis, IN 46229

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Situations that Require Tooth Extraction

Although most dentists prefer saving natural teeth over having them extracted, there are situations where a tooth cannot be saved or isn’t worth saving and should be removed. If your tooth is severely decayed or damaged and can’t be treated, your Indianapolis, Indiana dentist will recommend extraction to preserve your oral health. At Washington Street Dentistry, we offer painless tooth removal services to residents of Indianapolis, Indiana, and surrounding communities. If you’re in pain due to a severely broken, decayed, or damaged tooth, contact us today to learn more about extraction treatment.

Broken Tooth Extraction Cost in Indianapolis IN Area

Types of Tooth Extractions

There are two types of tooth extraction: simple extraction and surgical extraction. If your tooth has straight roots and is above the gum line where it can be reached by forceps and manipulated to come loose, your Indianapolis, Indiana dentist will try simple extraction. Broken teeth or teeth that haven’t fully erupted through the gum line, such as impacted wisdom teeth, may require surgical extraction. This entails making incisions in your gums and cracking the tooth into pieces for easier removal. Your dentist will then suture your mouth to help it heal.

Local anesthesia is required for tooth extraction to keep you comfortable and pain-free during your procedure. Before making any decision to extract natural teeth, Dr. Matthew Church will thoroughly evaluate your condition to see if there is a way to save your tooth via root canal or other dental treatment. If your tooth is beyond saving, Dr. Church will recommend extraction.

Situations that Require Tooth Extraction

Tooth extraction is generally performed when there are no alternatives to saving a tooth or correcting issues that put your oral health at risk. The following are some everyday situations that require tooth extraction:

  • Teeth that have suffered severe bone loss due to periodontal disease
  • Severely decayed teeth that are beyond treatment
  • Impacted wisdom teeth that have no room to grow or are growing crooked
  • Teeth that are badly cracked or fractured and can’t be repaired with a root canal or other treatment
  • A tooth that failed root canal treatment
  • Overcrowded teeth to make room for orthodontic treatment
  • Weak or diseased teeth to make room for denture treatment

Tooth Extraction Recovery

After tooth extraction, Dr. Church will provide detailed instructions on how to care for your mouth to promote quicker healing and successful recovery. We’ll give you medications to relieve pain and discomfort and provide antibiotics to prevent oral infection. We recommend you avoid eating hard foods or drinking cold beverages until the area has had a chance to heal.


New Patients: (317) 333-6788

Existing Patients: (317) 890-4455

Broken Tooth Extraction Cost

The cost of tooth extraction will vary depending on a patient’s condition and the work required to complete their treatment. For your convenience, we offer payment options for costly dental treatments to help our patients receive the quality dental care they need.

To schedule a consultation for tooth extraction services, contact Dr. Matthew Church from Washington Street Dentistry, Indianapolis, Indiana, at (317) 333-6788.

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Dr. Matthew Church

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A graduate from the University of Kentucky, Dr. M Church has an extensive amount of skill and expertise in the field of professional dentistry. With over 20 years of experience, he is a firm believer in providing his patients with the best possible care for their dental concerns. Whilst being educated and experienced in a multitude of dental services, Dr. Church is particularly proficient in the areas involving Invisalign, for which he is a certified provider, cosmetic dental services, and dental implants.

Dr. Church invests both time and resources in educating and maintaining his standard of quality in terms of his service. He undertook and graduated from the Misch International Implant Institute Surgical Program and maintains active membership with the American College of Oral Implantology. He is a Fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists.


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I always have a great experience when I go to Washington Street Dentistry. The staff is very professional and Dr. Church is very personable. I’ve had fillings and a root canal and didn’t feel a thing!

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